How have African women and men defined their social lives, ascribed gender roles and identities, and practiced sexualities in the modern age? How have African women and men?s reconciliation of gender and sexuality with social categories such as age, seniority, (dis)-ability, and ethnicity enabled them to emerge as agents of social change? Social practices: work, leisure, production, consumption, marriage and political rebellion were contested definitions of gender and sexuality in Africa. The course examines African gender and sexuality in conversation with feminist and masculinity studies, and queer theory. It interrogates the constructions and performances of masculinity, female power/authority, and sexuality in Africa, in contexts such as state formation, religious communities, the Atlantic slave trade, colonialism, African nationalism, apartheid and post colonialism. It examines the historical production of gendered inequalities and historical methodology of these histories.. This course is the same as AAS 312 & HIS 360 and course repeat rules will apply. Students should consult with their major department regarding any restrictions on their degree requirements.